Grandview, Indiana

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Grandview, Indiana
Town
Grandview Town Hall
Grandview Town Hall
Location of Grandview in Spencer County, Indiana.
Location of Grandview in Spencer County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 37°56′8″N 86°59′5″W / 37.93556°N 86.98472°W / 37.93556; -86.98472Coordinates: 37°56′8″N 86°59′5″W / 37.93556°N 86.98472°W / 37.93556; -86.98472
Country United States
State Indiana
County Spencer
Township Hammond
Area[1]
 • Total 0.96 sq mi (2.49 km2)
 • Land 0.96 sq mi (2.48 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation[2] 394 ft (120 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 749
 • Estimate (2016)[4] 723
 • Density 753.91/sq mi (291.10/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47615
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-28692[5]
GNIS feature ID 449611

Grandview is a town in Hammond Township, Spencer County, Indiana, along the Ohio River.[6] The population was 749 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Grandview was laid out in 1851.[7] The town received its name because of the "grand view" of the Ohio River.[8] A post office has been in operation at Grandview since 1854.[9]

Geography[edit]

Grandview is located at 37°56′8″N 86°59′5″W / 37.93556°N 86.98472°W / 37.93556; -86.98472 (37.935659, -86.984743).[10] The town is situated along the Ohio River at river mile 742, just upstream from Rockport, Indiana, and downstream from Lewisport, Kentucky. The Rockport Generating Station lies just west of Grandview. Indiana State Road 66 connects Grandview with Rockport to the southwest and the Tell City area to the northeast.

According to the 2010 census, Grandview has a total area of 0.96 square miles (2.49 km2), all land.[11]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880686
18906941.2%
190082218.4%
1910735−10.6%
1920689−6.3%
1930588−14.7%
19406073.2%
19506649.4%
1960599−9.8%
197069616.2%
1980670−3.7%
199076113.6%
2000696−8.5%
20107497.6%
Est. 2016723[4]−3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 749 people, 288 households, and 199 families residing in the town. The population density was 780.2 inhabitants per square mile (301.2/km2). There were 314 housing units at an average density of 327.1 per square mile (126.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.1% White, 1.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 288 households of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.9% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.14.

The median age in the town was 37.3 years. 27.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.1% were from 25 to 44; 27.5% were from 45 to 64; and 12.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 45.8% male and 54.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 696 people, 266 households, and 194 families residing in the town. The population density was 727.5 people per square mile (279.9/km²). There were 296 housing units at an average density of 309.4 per square mile (119.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.84% White, 1.87% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.43% Asian, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.14% of the population.

The Ohio River at Grandview

There were 266 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,417, and the median income for a family was $42,727. Males had a median income of $29,732 versus $20,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,928. About 9.4% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.0% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Grandview has a public library, a branch of Spencer County Public Library.[13]

Notable person[edit]

  • Bill Peet - American children's book illustrator and a story writer for Disney Studios.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 28, 2017. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Grandview, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  7. ^ History of Warrick, Spencer, and Perry Counties, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Goodspeed. 1885. p. 354. 
  8. ^ Hay, Jerry M. (2008). Ohio River Guidebook. Inland Waterways Books. p. 134. ISBN 978-1-60585-217-1. 
  9. ^ "Spencer County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-16. 
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Branch Information". Spencer County Public Library. Retrieved 15 March 2018. 

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